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Man who ambushed stepfather killed in police shooting

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Updated: 5/01/2013 11:41 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A spokesperson for the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says one person has died in a police shooting on the Southside.

Police say a man injured his stepfather at a home inside the Countryside Village neighborhood Friday evening.

"He ambushed his stepfather. Waited for him inside the home and then stabbed him," said Chief Tom Hackney.

Hackney says the suspect then barricaded himself inside, and threatened to harm himself.

Hackney says three responding officers determined the SWAT team needed to be called, but before that happened, the suspect emerged armed with a weapon. Police say the officers were forced to fire their department issued AR15's, hitting the suspect multiple times and killing him at the scene.

Hackney says it appears to be an instance of "suicide by cop."

Police have not released the name of the suspect who was killed in the standoff. His step-father is in critical but stable condition at a local hospital.

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nativejax - 5/1/2013 1:27 PM
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"GOD DOES NOT MAKE 'TRASH', AND GOD'S WORD IS FINAL'...So if you come back with that stupid quip, 'no, only people make people trash...then you believe yourself above God and HIS judgement, and I pray for everyone who thinks this way everyday...but for HIM, we ALL fall short.

Fred Thompson - 5/1/2013 1:04 PM
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Give these officers protective head gear and sleveing'so we don't have to cost the tax payers any more $$ just to corral an idiot. SWAT should be deployed only in a circumstance of truly grave situations'not for some loly WHITE TRASH.
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